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Bill to regulate doctors’ prescription power loses teeth
Sacramento Business Journal

A bill to suspend licenses for physicians accused of overprescribing medication has passed the California Legislature, but supporters aren’t happy. Senate Bill 670, authored by Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, would have temporarily restricted doctors who are accused of harming patients by improperly prescribing medicine. But last-minute changes to the proposal stripped out that provision after a flurry of lobbying from the California Medical Association.